Good morning out there….
There is just so much to share.
Like the circle jerks movie…
And the website “Douchebags on Bikes”
My old friend Ross makes bikes and guitars….and can really lay down some chops when the solo comes around. Check out this vintage footage of hardworking people making Martin Guitars.
And when I think of hand crafted bicycles, I think of Steve Garro…..one of the nicest people I met when I lived in Flagstaff.
See his story HERE.
By the way, and just so you think I’m cool….The rear derailleur you see on Steves’ handcycle was installed by me. I remember he had just finished up building Manzo’s bike up, Gullo and Barry were helping and Steve commented that his fucking bike was in need of a new derailleur. A feeling I”ve had a billion times is the lack of motivation to work on your own bike after you’ve worked on everybody elses for the past week….So I ponied up, put the hand cycle on a milk crate and took off the worn out derailleur. Then, one of the funniest memories I will take to my grave is Steve handing me an 8 speed not too used XT rear derailleur by the cage, looking me in the eyes and simply saying “leave it in friction”. Steve, you are the man and I’ll repair your bike any time.
And as long as we’re bouncing around topics, all you musicians out there will love this…..straight from the Kingston Trio Camp that was in Scottsdale this past weekend.
Speaking of gatherings, another ‘meet your maker’ party happened where I’m assuming a bunch of people who love handbuilt bikes showed up and wasted the time of the people who try and make a living making the bicycles. You should know all three of the people in this picture.
I’ll give you a hint, Paul, Bob and Bruce……need Last names? Price, Roll, Gordon…..mother fuckers.
Alright, enough of my internet hob-nobbing….what you care about is content…
Like this from Captain Dave.
Bobke once sent me something like this…
At the Irish Embassy (a bar, not the real thing) in Durango we tested out various speeds…..I think.
I’d like to go out there and blow off work to ride….maybe I can make a note?
In other funny news, I’ve been informed of this.
And unfortunately, of this.
Shifting gears right back into custom bike land, please take a moment and read this…
It works in any language.
Drifting back into a somewhat coherent bike post, I’d now like to show you the best trailside repair I’ve seen for a pully that has fallen off. This, brought to you by Over The Edge Hurricane.
If you are in the Park City area next weekend, let me recommend this event….if I was going to be in town, I’d even do it….on my touring bike.
And lastly, just in case you thought I had all the answers, big props to my man Brett Flemming, who won the “Dr. Jon appreciation” award this year by correctly answering my question of “where the fuck do I find a Phil Wood custom made grease gun tip?”. Yup, Brett knew. And he is in my small resource pool of people I call when I can’t figure something out. Big thanks man. Enjoy this photo – I’d also drill out a seatpost to save a Privateer.
Things for Friday
Good morning out there….